Lodge a search request

Fees are payable for all searches. Find fee information for different search requests in Search request fees and charges(PDF, 245KB)

Rates and water searches

Use this online form to request rates and water searches.

Submit online search request

Request settlement figures

Property purchasers and vendors can request settlement figures by email.

Requests received by 2pm weekdays will receive a response the same day and include:

  • up to date account balances
  • charges and water meter reads
  • any relevant direct debit or rebate details on the account. 

Request settlement figures

Access details

Property access details must be provided for certain types of searches to enable us to make suitable arrangements for inspections of the premise/property involved. Access details should include name and telephone number for the occupier or agent holding the key to the premises. They could also include the business/shop name and premises type.

Please note: Absence of information will result in delays and re-inspection fees.

Searches requiring access details include:

  • Town planning certificate - full certificate
  • Health search
  • Building compliance inspection and report
  • Trade waste compliance.

Other searches (including building searches)


Fees are payable for all search requests.

Pay fees online by credit card on submission.

If you would like to pay by account, use the Application for credit account form(PDF, 86KB) to apply for a Business Partner account.

Cancellation fees may vary depending on the progress of a requested search. If you need to cancel a search, submit a request by email to search@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.


Complete and submit our online form

Lodge a search request

In person

Step 1.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Search request form(PDF, 244KB)

Step 2.Visit one of our customer service centres

Submit your application and pay at one of our customer service centres Monday to Friday between 8.15am and 4.30pm.

By mail

Step 1.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Search request form(PDF, 244KB)

Step 2.Send us your completed application form and payment

Please attach your cheque, money order or bank draft. Make it payable to ‘City of Gold Coast’ and address it to:

Chief Executive Officer
City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042